Kathleen K. Marks

Associate Professor
Dr. Kathleen Marks is an Associate Professor of English and Assistant Chair in the Department of English and Speech in the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University. She received her PhD from the University of Dallas. Her book, Toni Morrison’s Beloved and the Apotropaic Imagination (University of Missouri Press, 2002) explores the intersection between African-American literature and ancient Greek religion. She has written articles on classical and modern works of literature such as Homer’s Odyssey, Vergil’s Aeneid, and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. In addition to supporting St. John’s students by teaching Literature in a Global Context, she has also developed special topics courses on hoarding, the Medusa, and the lyric. Kathleen lives in Queens; her husband teaches at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, and her daughter attends high school in Manhattan.

Teaching Interests

Global literature The epic Toni Morrison Classical literature

Research Interests

Toni Morrison The Lyric and genre theory Vergil’s Aeneid

Courses Taught

DNY
1000C
CORE: DISCOVER NEW YORK
ENG
1000C
CORE: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ENG
1030
LIT SEMINAR
ENG
1031
THEMES IN LITERATURE
ENG
1100C
CORE:LITERATURE IN GLOBAL CONT
HON
1035
SEMINAR: LITERATURE & LAW
HON
2150C
HONORS:GLOBAL LITERATURE
LST
1000
INTRO TO LIBERAL STUDIES